Sunday May 5
Almanac: Monday, May 6, 2013
1910 Britain's Edwardian era ended with the death of King Edward VII; he was succeeded by George V. 1937 The hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599; Guglielmo Marconi , inventor of the radio telegraph, in 1874; U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906; pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908; singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1917; former Harlem Globetrotters ... (more)
Diamond year for Ruffs
Ruff Diamond have joined the likes of JLS and The Wanted on line-up for the North East Live event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.